How to travel the world and live a “normal” life

This isn’t a travel blog that will tell you how to leave everything behind and follow the siren call of travel and I’m not a travel blogger who spends their entire life on the road or in the air. But what this blog will show you is how it is possible to cultivate a deep love of traveling the world, while also living a life that allows you to make those incredible memories.

Travel stories and inspiration

I want to share with my readers an appreciation for a country’s beauty beyond the buildings that line the streets — exploring a country’s vibrant culture and visiting with the people allows a much deeper connection while traveling.

I collect memories, not countries

I think my experience of living with local host families while studying as an exchange student taught me many lessons about how to get to know a culture through its people. I collect memories, not countries.

Latest Stories

Sibenik Quick Travel Guide

If you take a bird’s-eye view of the city of Sibenik, the photo will show arrays of tiled roofs interspersed with green trees, located on the shores of the sea bay at the confluence of the Krka River. In 1412, like the whole of Dalmatia, the city came under the rule of Venice. Throughout the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries it…

Budapest :Things to do on the Pest Side

Most of the action lies in Pest, east of the Danube, the Jewish Quarter and the Palace District , with fashionable restaurants bars, restaurants and boutiques in neighborhoods like the Inner City , Budapest Pest side is the place to be . The Pest side is where you’ll spend most of your time. It’s where the main city center is,…

Blueberries Health Benefits

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Everything is Blue

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Kitay-Gorod Sights

Kitay-gorod is of the most ancient capital’s district, adjacent to the Moscow Kremlin walls; Kitay-Gorod is rich in architectural monuments: the history of churches, cathedrals, estates and tenement houses goes back centuries.

The Best Travel Books

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Karakoy : the Modern Istanbul

There are two Istanbuls. One is historic, an ancient city with abundance of cultural treasures — from the Egyptian Obelisk to the walls of the Roman hippodrome and Ottoman monuments. Then there is modern Istanbul, a vibrant metropolis of 15 million.

Amantani Island Homestay : my Actual Experience

This is so far the only place I’ve been to where tourists are kept simple and exists in harmony with the natural way of life .
And I am not even talking about the staged to the perfection Uros tour. But tourism in general . Where selling your ingenuity and traditions means sharing and not selling out . Where you let the foreigner admire and be a part of your culture for an hour or a day just letting them in , without being a clown who dresses up and gets back to western clothing and Walmart plastic furniture right after the tourist cameras are off .